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First bank rate rise for 10 years - what next for local businesses?

The latest Bank Of England rise in interest rates - the first for 10 years - raises concerns among businesses and home owners that more rises will follow
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.11.17
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Laying the foundations for a skilled and productive workforce in the West of England

In the West of England region, Skills West, an initiative of Business West and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, which is funded by the European Social Fund and Education & Skills...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.10.17
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Build more roads Bath, and don't look back

Roadbuilding projects around Bath demonstrate the benefit of working collaboratively with our neighbours and will benefit business.
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 26.10.17
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New Museum & Art Gallery will put Swindon on the map

Swindon is an amazing place, with fantastic employers, a great workforce , and enviable communications, but it suffers from a poor image. Swindon has a reputation as a cultural desert, a new town,...
Rod Hebden
Rod Hebden
Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Trust
Posted on: 25.10.17
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GDP growth picks up in Q3

UK GDP growth expanded by 0.4 percent in Q3 2017.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.10.17
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Local businesses quiz Gloucestershire MPs

Gloucester MP Richard Graham, Alex Chalk from Cheltenham and David Drew, Stroud’s newly elected MP, were quizzed by local business at a recent Gloucestershire Chamber networking breakfast.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.10.17
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Celebrating Bristol Festival of Ideas

As a founder member of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, we helped to establish the Bristol Festival of Ideas to provide a year-round forum for ideas to flow in, flow out and develop in...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 09.10.17
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Preview: Bristol Festival of Ideas, 18-20 October 2017

Bristol Festival of Ideas is back with its compelling programme of events.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.09.17
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A winning Chamber with a truly winning outfit

Business West Chambers of Commerce was one of five chambers that walked away as World Chambers Competition champions.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.09.17
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